Merry Christmas

Lace Events 2020 – local, national and international

Here is a list of lace events planned for 2020, which are all calling for participation. See if any of them align with your lace plan, and use them as inspiration, incentive (and a deadline, if needed) for your next creative lace project!


“Dragonfly” workshop in Ocean Park, Surrey, BC, March 1st, 2020
Join us for the next wire lace workshop, and learn how to make an attractive dragonfly pendant.
Registration deadline: January 15th, 2020

Contact: Lenka via email:

lace|heart|art exhibition in Crescent Beach Gallery, Surrey, BC, May 2020
Become a part of our team and help us to present our wonderful craft and lace art to public in a unique pop-up gallery space on the beach!

Contact Lenka via email:  for more information
Deadline: April 30th, 2019


2020 OIDFA Congress – Canadian national stand – July 27- August 6, 2020

Theme: “Stars”
The design can be either from a known source or your own creation.
All STARS will join be displayed in July in Tartu, Estonia, at the 19th OIDFA Congress.
Your creation will be returned to you after the event. 

Star submission deadline: May 30, 2020
Contact: Lise Bergeron – OIDFA representative for Canada via email: 

Let’s work together to make the Canadian exhibition shine in Tartu!


3rd lace|heart|art 
International Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour
Deadline : February 14, 2020

2020 OIDFA Congress Competition– July 27- August 6, 2020

Theme: “Fairytale”
Deadline for Entry Registration Form: January 31
Selected artworks to be delivered by April 30th, 2020 to Tartu, Estonia

Happy planning, creating and lacemaking!

Christmas Sale December 2 – 22



Very Berry Time

If you read this blog regularly, you might remember one post from March, Offering: Red Berries, in which I wrote about my new lace work and said that “… it became my offering to the season that makes us revere cedar, to the beauty of snow and ice, and to the berries who know how to say ‘fertility’ like none other.” 

Half a year later, lo and behold, the trees and shrubs in my neighbourhood are laden with huge amounts of berries.  Rowan trees, cotoneasters, barberries, hollies, wild roses, … wherever you look there are clusters of fruits, shining in vivid red and orange colurs. What a beautiful sight, and what a joy to see the overflowing cornucopia of nature!

More and more, I am learning to appreciate the order of the natural cycle, which is governed by never changing purpose to propagate. Observing the unwavering flow of seasons, I sense that nature really doesn’t need us to save her. On the contrary, we would be wise to listen to her wisdom if we wanted to save ourselves. In all its complexity, nature’s way is simple, and therefore timeless.

Humbly, I offer a few more berries that have grown in my workshop.

To find out more about the Red Berries Collections 2019, please visit my Way of Lace shop on Etsy

Happy berry time!